Barrinha (Península do Ancão)

Barrinha (Barra de S. Luís) Beach is an area of great natural beauty, with no buildings. Here you can observe the flora of the dune system as well as the many birds that seek refuge and food here, such as the Kentish plover, the ruddy turnstone and the little tern. The configuration of the coastline changes constantly here due to the action of the wind and the waves and, on the other side of the harbour, you can see the wide barrier island known as Ilha Deserta or, alternatively, as Ilha da Barreta, with its dense covering of vegetation. This is a very peaceful and usually deserted area, which you can access from Praia de Faro, either on foot along a long wooden walkway, or by boat.

Additional Information

Address: Faro

Postal Code: 8000

County: Faro

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Coordinates: 36.988725,-7.96745